Best of the 80s: Cover Videos

Today I’m searching through Gigmor for the best cover videos of 80s classics. Every up and comer needs a couple cover songs under their belt that are sure to get the audience going and pump them up. Most of the bands on Gigmor are looking for more and more shows so this could be a great way to showcase your material!


First we have a great live rendition of Guns and Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine” from the band April Calling. April Calling is a female led band from St. Petersburg, FL. They were formed in 2011. Check out their stellar cover below.

Next up is the Detroit rock band Sail. Sail is known for their energetic covers of Alt-Rock classics which you should check out on their page. The video I chose to highlight was their cover of Rush’s smash hit “Limelight.” Sail actually got a little glimpse of that limelight when they opened up for the popular rock band Everclear in 2015.

OK this one only kind of borders 80s but it’s one of my favorite songs of all time so I had to add it. Skyler Reed, an extremely talented vocalist, gives us an emotional performance of Lauryn Hill’s “Killing Me Softly,” which is another cover of Roberta Flack’s original. Fantastic vibes here. The Inglewood, CA aspiring songwriter/broadway talent crushes this one!

Written by Gigmor guest blogger: Ari Kapner

Spotlight on Vancouver’s Untitled Sequence

The first Gigmor spotlight of the week is on Canadian Alt-Rock band Untitled Sequence. Formed by four British Columbia Institute of Technology students and friends, Untitled Sequence is currently working on their 10 track album hopefully to be finished by the end of 2016. Though primarily an Alternative rock band, the four piece cites having Folk, Blues, and Psychadelic influences.


Untitled Sequence is led by vocalist Sean Lyons who, we interestingly found out, cannot whistle. On drums is Brandon Wright, alongside Dan Keen on guitar, and Trevor North on bass. The group would frequent the Railway Club, an iconic 85 year old venue in Vancouver that was shut down in late 2015. Although a pretty experimental band, Untitled Sequence is known for their consistent energy at their shows that they claim is unforgettable.


Personally, I thought these guys had a really unique sound. The two songs that really stood out were “Josie” and “Harpoon,” both smooth, relaxing belters that are honestly great driving jams– think long highway type deal. Check out their live version of their track “A Perfect Nothingness” below and be sure to check out Untitled Sequence’s page to shoot them a follow on Gigmor.



Written by Gigmor guest blogger: Ari Kapner

Best Cover Videos of the Week

We want to encourage Gigmor members to upload all sorts of videos. Whether it’s videos of you and your buddies jamming in your own home, a recording of your band playing a gig, an official music video, or even just you riffing out in front of your laptop camera. Gigmor wants to see what you’ve got! Today we’re releasing a list of our favorite users that make us say “Wow that was a hell of a cover!” Keep uploading videos and maybe you’ll be featured on our next list.


First, we have Juan Guajardo-Soberón, a multi-talented musician from Mission, TX. Juan has a ton of covers to choose from but the one that stood out was his drum cover of Green Day’s “Jesus of Suburbia.” Obviously this one is a little long (Green Day and their Damned Rock Opera Ballads…) but stick through it–this kid has skills.



Second, we have Trevor Robinson, a classically trained bassist from Dallas, TX. Trevor does a looping rendition of MGMT’s hit “Kids.” This is really impressive, as it’s all in one take. Check out Trevor’s other covers and originals on his Gigmor page.



Lastly, we have Paul Sullivan, better known to the music world as Mixed Media. Paul loves playing 70s and 80s classics down in Tampa and today we have a video that seriously showcases his talents. Paul Sullivan performs a massive medley of “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Dancing In The Moonlight,” “The Way,” and “Comfortably Numb.” Paul loves to play his covers, and it’s pretty apparent after crushing these four. Make sure you check out his Mixed Media page on Gigmor.



Written by Gigmor guest blogger: Ari Kapner